Plano Volleyball Staff

Head Varsity Coach - Lauren Anderson

Coach Anderson brings a wealth of experience both as an athlete and a coach to her role at Plano Senior. With a background in multiple sports and an impressive collegiate volleyball career, she's well-equipped to lead the team both on and off the court.

 

Her achievements as a player, including various conference recognitions titles such as 2nd team all-conference in the Red River conference, 6 time player of the week, libero of the year in the Sooner Athletic conference, 1st team all-conference in the Sooner Athletic conference, defensive player of the year, 2014 coaches award, and she lead the Sooner Athletic conference with dig's and service aces and also ranked one of NJCAA top 25 for digs per set in the nation. Moreover, her commitment to continuing education, earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in relevant fields, underscores her passion for athletic development and coaching.

 

As a club coach for over a decade, Coach Anderson has honed her coaching abilities and achieved notable successes, including three national bids, two national qualifier first place finishes in the Northeast National Qualifier and runner-up at the SCVA Red Rock Rave. Her dual role also as a certified and licensed athletic trainer, further enhances her ability to support her players' physical well-being and performance.

 

Beyond volleyball, Coach Anderson's interests in adult volleyball leagues, culinary exploration, and travel showcase her vibrant personality and diverse interests. Her dedication to her family, including her furry friends, underscores her values of connection and community.

 

Overall, Coach Anderson's blend of experience, expertise, and personal passion make her an invaluable asset to the Plano Senior volleyball program. Her leadership is sure to inspire her players both on and off the court.

  

Asst. Varsity Coach - Katie Ammerman

Coach Ammerman brings a dynamic blend of experience and passion to her role as the Varsity Assistant coach for Plano, alongside her duties teaching Special Education and World Geography Resource at Clark High School.

 

Hailing from West Texas, Coach Ammerman began her coaching journey in the Amarillo area, where she coached both volleyball and served as Head Softball coach. Her background as a multi-sport athlete in high school, excelling in both volleyball and softball, laid the foundation for her coaching career.

 

During her own high school career, Coach Ammerman amassed numerous all-district and all-state awards, culminating in her senior year where she led her volleyball team as captain to the pinnacle of success, earning the top spot in the Texas State volleyball rankings for class 4A. This achievement marked a historic moment for her school, holding the first-place position for over six weeks.

 

Continuing her athletic pursuits, Coach Ammerman played collegiate volleyball, initially at Clarendon JC before transferring to Oklahoma Wesleyan University on both athletic and academic scholarships. She later completed her education degree at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

 

Coach Ammerman's dedication to both teaching and coaching, coupled with her extensive athletic background and success, makes her a valuable asset to the Plano volleyball program. Her leadership and commitment to excellence will undoubtedly inspire and guide the team to new heights.

 

Asst. Coach - Lindsay Enright

Coach Enright brings a deep connection to both Plano Senior High and the sport of volleyball, making her an asset to the coaching staff. With roots in the Plano community as an alum of PSHS, her passion for the school and its athletic programs is evident.

 

During her own high school years, Coach Enright participated in both volleyball and basketball, demonstrating her athleticism and dedication to sports. This firsthand experience as a student-athlete provides her with unique insights into the challenges and opportunities faced by the players she coaches.

 

Her academic achievements, including earning scholarships and recognition on the President's and Dean's lists at the University of North Texas, reflect her commitment to excellence beyond the court. As the president and captain of the UNT Women's Club Volleyball team, she showcased leadership skills that undoubtedly transfer to her coaching role.

 

Coach Enright's coaching tenure at Schimelpfenig Middle School and her extensive experience coaching club volleyball at Madfrog demonstrate her expertise in player development and program management. Her record of success in club volleyball include earning six national bids, two national qualifier first place finishes, a fifth and ninth place finish at nationals, and 9 years of top 10 finishes in the North Texas Region.

  

JV1 Coach - Kiah Morse

Coach Morse brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Wildcat staff in her inaugural year, combining her passion for science with her love for volleyball. With a background in both education and athletics, she is well-equipped to make a significant impact on the team and the school community.

 

Originally from Minnesota, Coach Morse's journey to Texas reflects her adventurous spirit and willingness to embrace new opportunities. Her academic credentials, including a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Dakota and a Master of Education from Concordia College-Moorhead, underscore her commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

 

Coach Morse's coaching experience in club volleyball in North Texas demonstrates her dedication to player development and program success. Her transition to coaching at Plano Senior High School marks an exciting new chapter in her coaching career, where she can share her knowledge and passion for the sport with the Wildcats.

 

As a former student-athlete, Coach Morse understands the importance of leadership and teamwork on and off the court. Her achievements in high school volleyball, including multiple All-Conference honors, MVP recognition, and nominations for prestigious awards, highlight her exceptional skill and dedication to the game.

 

Beyond volleyball, Coach Morse's background in softball and her experience as a varsity player and team captain further enrich her coaching perspective. Her leadership qualities, honed through years of athletic competition and academic pursuits, make her a valuable addition to the coaching staff.

 

JV2 Coach TBA

 

9th Head Coach - Kristin Zhang

Coach Zhang's extensive experience and deep-rooted connection to Texas and education make her an invaluable asset to the PISD community. With a career spanning over two decades in teaching, her commitment to fostering academic and athletic excellence is evident.

 

As a proud 7th generation Texan, Coach Zhang's passion for community and sports began early in her life. Her high school years at James Martin High School saw her excel in both volleyball and softball, laying the foundation for her future endeavors in coaching and teaching.

Even in high school, Coach Zhang demonstrated her dedication to giving back by volunteering as a coach for volleyball and softball through the YMCA, showcasing her leadership and mentorship skills from an early age.

 

A proud Aggie, Coach Zhang earned her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and later pursued a Master's Degree in Mathematics from SFA. Her academic achievements reflect her commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

 

Coach Zhang's impact extends beyond the classroom as she served in various leadership roles at Schimelpfenig Middle School, including Girls Coordinator, P.A.L.S. Sponsor, Partner’s P.E. Coach, and Math Counts Coach. Under her guidance, Schimelpfenig teams achieved remarkable success, securing nine city titles in three years across multiple sports.

 

Her background as a Math Coach in Richardson ISD underscores her versatility and expertise in education. Coach Zhang's competitive spirit extends beyond the classroom, as she actively participates in intramural softball, sand volleyball, crossfit, and has even completed two marathons during her college years.

 

In her free time, Coach Zhang enjoys quality moments with her family, indulging in shopping, and traveling the country to support her daughters' endeavors in softball and volleyball.

 

9th B Team Coach - Chelsea Palmer

Coach Palmer brings a remarkable blend of experience, skill, and leadership to the Plano ISD community, both as a teacher and coach. With a background that spans high school, collegiate, and competitive levels, her expertise is unparalleled.

 

As a former standout athlete at Plano East Senior High School, Coach Palmer's prowess on the soccer field and basketball court set the stage for her future success. Her tenure with Solar Soccer Club further honed her skills and competitive edge, laying the foundation for an illustrious collegiate career.

At Tyler Junior College and the University of West Florida, Coach Palmer's impact was nothing short of exceptional. Her contributions led both teams to three National Finals, securing two National Titles in the process. Her individual achievements, including scoring decisive goals in championship games and earning numerous accolades such as Gulf South Conference Player of the Year and NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Offensive Player, underscore her talent and dedication to the sport.

 

Coach Palmer's induction into the University of West Florida Athletics Hall of Fame not once but twice, in 2019 and 2022, is a testament to her lasting legacy and impact on the soccer program. Her success as an athlete serves as inspiration for her students and players, demonstrating the rewards of hard work, perseverance, and dedication.

 

In addition to her athletic achievements, Coach Palmer's academic background in Psychology enriches her understanding of human behavior and motivation, providing valuable insights into coaching and mentorship.

 

As a teacher and coach at Clark High School, Coach Palmer's passion for education and athletics shines through. Her commitment to nurturing young talent and instilling a love for the game ensures that her students and players not only excel on the field but also grow as individuals.

 

9th Asst. Coach TBA